GeoToys: Smart Playtime Plus a 20% Discount for GeekMom Readers

geography blocks, GeoBlocks,
Blocks with purpose. (geotoystore.com)

Although we have more access to information than ever before, it appears most of us suffer from geographical illiteracy. A Roper poll showed half of young adults in the U.S. are unable to locate New York on a map and only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq. A more recent survey found only one in six Americans could correctly identify Ukraine. Facts like this spur us to do something about it.

That’s what motivated Bob Galinsky, an inveterate traveler who wanted to help his kids learn about geography by making it fun. Back in 2005 he used a map and scissors to create a puzzle of Europe with pieces shaped like individual countries. Next he cut maps of Africa, Asia, and the Americas into puzzles. Paper maps became real puzzles when he launched Geotoys. Now, award-winning GeoPuzzles are available worldwide and have been translated into a dozen languages. In addition to puzzles, Geotoys offers geography games and gifts.

Now our readers can get 20% off all Geotoys items from December 1st to December 31st . Just use the code GEEKMOM20 at geotoystore.com.

Try GeoBlocks, a set of 20 blocks made from sustainably harvested wood. Perfect for a two-year-old to stack, even more interesting for an older child.

Build the world. (geotoystore.com)
Build the world. (geotoystore.com)

Check the selection of inflatables including globes, dinosaurs, and wild animals.

Toss the planet around. (geotoystore.com)
Toss the planet around. (geotoystore.com)

Choose from all sorts of puzzles including different areas of the world, foreign languages, animals, dinosaurs, solar system, and history.

All sorts of puzzles. (geotoystore.com)
All sorts of puzzles. (geotoystore.com)

And browse through a selection of 14 card games such as Medieval History Go Fish, GeoCards Europe, Constitution Go Fish,  and Flag Frenzy.

Smart play. (geotoystore.com)
Smart play. (geotoystore.com)

 

That deal again? Get 20% off all Geotoys items from December 1st to December 31st . Just use the code GEEKMOM20 at geotoystore.com.

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Laura is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose.